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He's Out: Ted Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign Following Trump Victory in Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was crushed by Donald Trump Tuesday in Indiana's Republican primary election, prompting Cruz to suspend his campaign. He told supporters he no longer sees a path to the nomination.

Trump won at least 51 of the 57 delegates available in Indiana. He now has 1,047 of the 1,237 needed to be the party's presidential nominee.

John Kasich is still in the race. Indications are he will stay even though he has only 153 delegates.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton. Still, Clinton is well on her way to the party's nomination, with 2,202 of the 2,383 delegates needed to take the nomination.

McCrory and Cooper To Attend NC Chamber's Government Affairs Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The two major candidates for governor will appear at the annual conference of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce later this week. Both will be interviewed by Tim Boyum of Time Warner Cable News.

Democratic nominee and current Attorney General Roy Cooper is on the agenda for 12:15 p.m. Thursday.  Incumbent Republican Pat McCrory is set to be interviewed at 6:30 p.m.

The conference also features legislative overviews from:
5:30 pm – Senator Dan Blue, Senate Minority Leader
5:45 pm – Representative Larry Hall, House Minority Leader
6:00 pm – Representative Tim Moore, Speaker of the House
6:15 pm – Senator Harry Brown, Senate Majority Leader

The full agenda can be found at ncchamber.net.

FEC: June Congressional Election Represents New Donation Cycle PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Federal Elections Commission has ruled that the June 7 congressional election is a new election cycle, meaning donors who had previously hit the $2,700 limit can begin at zero.

The unanimous ruling was issued Thursday. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the ruling was requested by 2nd District candidate George Holding.

"Yes, the Holding Committee may raise additional primary contributions subject to a new contribution limit because, under the Act and Commission regulations, the June 7, 2016, North
Carolina congressional primary election is a different election
from the March 15, 2016, election," says the opinion.

The ruling can be found at http://www.fec.gov/agenda/2016/documents/mtgdoc_16-18-c.pdf

He's Out: Republican Party Ousts Chairman Hasan Harnett PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 May 2016 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After a year of infighting, the Republican Party's governing body has fired Chairman Hasan Harnett and replaced him with former chairman Robin Hayes.

The vote of the Executive Committee came Saturday following an hours-long deliberation over Harnett's performance in the job. Allegations of mismanagement, failure to execute the party's plan of organization, and an attempt to hack the party's computer system culminated in a verdict of "gross inefficiency."

Harnett did not attend the meeting.

The party will hold its annual convention next week in Greensboro.

Hayes led the party during its successful run in 2012.


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